By Emma Shacklock published
Belvoir have put together a selection of alcohol-free drinks that are sure to bring the festive cheer this year.
These seven great alcohol-free options are delicious alternatives to much-loved favourites. From G&T, to Moscow Mules, Pornstar Martinis and even Strawberry Mojitos, whatever cocktail flavour is your favourite, they’ve got you covered.
Each bottle is packed full of all the same fruity and refreshing flavours, without the risk of a sore head. They make for the perfect choice for non-drinkers or those who are looking to cut down on alcoholic drinks ahead of Dry January. Even cocktail fans are likely to be won over by these guilt-free options.
Now all that’s left is to choose your favourite. But what are Belvoir’s ‘super seven’?
Alcohol-Free Passionfruit Martini
Try it if you love: A Pornstar Martini
This ready to drink, alcohol-free alternative to Britain’s favourite cocktail - The Pornstar Martini is a delicious choice this festive season. Made with tropical passionfruit, lime and Madagascan vanilla this makes for a delicious alternative to the classic passionfruit and vanilla cocktail. For the perfect serve: chill, pour over ice and top with fresh passionfruit. Available from Sainsbury's and Ocado.
Juniper & Tonic
Try it if you love: A classic gin & tonic
This unique blend of eight botanical extracts including juniper and elderflower is combined with lightly sparkling spring water and quinine for a bitter tonic water kick. It delivers an aromatic and character-packed, alcohol-free alternative to the classic G&T, with a crisp finish. For the perfect serve: chill then pour over ice with a lemon slice and sprig of your favourite herb. Available from Sainsburys, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Booths.
Mulled Winter Punch
Try it if you love: The ‘mulled’ without the ‘wine’
Made with masses of real elderberry, blackcurrant and orange juices, this punch is blended with real spices for a deep, rich taste. It’s ready to drink and absolutely delicious. For the perfect serve: warm gently and serve for a lovely winter warmer or non-alcoholic winter punch. Available from Sainsbury’s.
Spiced Ginger Punch
Try it if you love: A punch that packs a punch
Ginger fans are sure to enjoy this fiery punch, full of festive warmth! It’s back again this winter by popular demand and features freshly sliced root ginger blended with a dash of lemon and orange juice and peppered with lots of lovely seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. For the perfect serve: simply warm and serve for real home-made taste. Available from Robert Dyas.
Sparkling Ginger & Lime
Try it if you love: The kick of a Moscow Mule.
This lightly sparkling, virtuous variation is 100% natural and packs all the punch you’d expect in an alcoholic Moscow Mule. Ready to drink and scrumptious, this makes for a truly refreshing mocktail. For the perfect serve: just chill and pour over ice with a slice of fresh lime. Available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Ocado.
Strawberry, Lime & Mint Cordial
Try it if you love: A Strawberry Mojito
This 100% natural, delicately flavoured, alcohol-free option has lime notes, a fresh hint of mint and bags of sweet strawberry. For the perfect serve: add crushed ice, top with sparkling water or soda and garnish with fresh mint and strawberries. Just 50 calories per serving. Available from Waitrose and Ocado.
Try it if you love: A non-alcoholic ginger beer with fire!
Made to a traditional recipe, cooking fresh root ginger with lemon juice, then blending with lightly sparkling spring water, this good, old-fashioned ginger beer has a proper kick. For the perfect serve: simply chill and pour over ice. Available from Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Lincolnshire Co-Op and Booths.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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